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Barbizon School Museum (Musee de l'Ecole de Barbizon)

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Address: 92 Grande rue, Barbizon, France
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Great Small Museum.

This is a great small museum of the Barbizon school. Partially housed in an old tavern the artists would stay at. Many of the walls and some of the furniture have been painted by... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Naples, Florida
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Naples, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great small museum of the Barbizon school. Partially housed in an old tavern the artists would stay at. Many of the walls and some of the furniture have been painted by the artists. Sometimes in payment. So you have not only great art but some local history as well.

Thank cordyroy
Lieusaint, France
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

Art lover or not, you should not miss Barbizon and his School Museum. Any second you spend here will be gold for your memories.

Thank _voicu001
Paris, France
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Overview of the history of the artist colony at Barbizon. These artists were the precursors of the impressionists. They were renegade thinkers who grew beards: they wanted to paint forest scenery, farm landscapes and working people. The museum used to be an inn mainly frequented by these artists (the Barbizon school). A rather long video gives the explanations and then... More 

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Hastings, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

The museum has been created in the Auberge Ganne, frequented by the group of pre-Impressionnists that are known as the School of Barbizon. I thought the chaotic, friendly atmosphere was conveyed well (and all for 2 euros for us seniors!). My wife wanted even more paintings displayed, and had reservations about the 30 minute video, but I thought that it... More 

Thank Robin G
Saffron Walden
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

A pleasant half hour waiting for the restaurant to open. Well laid out and clearly labelled. Well worth a visit.

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 7 October 2015

Located in picturesque little Barbizon, this museum nicely outlines the stages of the Barbizon school of art. Well exhibited & represented in their displays and offerings. This is site to learn more about thes important painters....

2 Thank David B L
Ferndown, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 August 2015

To walk through this quiant village and to be aware of ancient artists frequenting this place is just a blessing to experience the ambience of this village

Thank lenell2015
Alexandria, Virginia
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Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

Nice little museum in the lovely town of Barbizon. Graffiti on the walls is very interesting. Make sure you stop by Fontainebleau forest where many of them painted and got their inspiration. Very interesting rock formations.

Thank Devon11
Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 1 September 2014

This village was the centre of 19th century pastoral painting. It is a delightful place to stroll around it has a small museum, lots of galleries and artists and some delightful restaurants

2 Thank Susan2395
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Reviewed 12 May 2014 via mobile

Our guide and driver took us to the quaint village of Barbizon today which was great since we had just gone through the Musee d'Orsay two days ago. To see where the Impressionist painters lived, worked, ate and painted on the walls and furniture was very interesting. Many of the paintings are on display. You must go.

2 Thank Marwalker2

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